Game Three vs. Chiefs…
2011 SERIES INFO: Last season, the Knights beat the Chiefs four times over their eight-game season series. Syracuse took the first three games of the series at home, while the Knights took three of four, including the final three games at Knights Stadium. Jim Gallagher enjoyed hitting against the Chiefs last season. Gallagher posted a .318 (7-22) batting average with two doubles, one home run and five RBIs against the Chiefs in six games last season.
SATURDAY’S DOUBLEHEADER: The Knights and Chiefs were set to open their series on Friday, but due to cold weather in Syracuse, the game was postponed. The two teams played a doubleheader on Saturday with the Chiefs winning game one 5-3 and the Knights winning game two by a score of 11-1. The Knights are now 2-2 in doubleheaders this season.
Dan the Man: Dan Johnson had a doubleheader to remember on Saturday. Johnson went 2-2 with a run and an RBI in game one and exploded for two home runs including a grand slam in game two. He had six RBIs in game two and for the day, finished with four hits, two home runs, seven RBIs, and three runs scored. Johnson now leads the Knights with three home runs and 17 RBIs this season. His last two home run game came back on 7/5/10 with Durham. He had three two home runs games that season and won the IL MVP.
Phegley Does it Again: Josh Phegley extended his hit-streak to 11 games on Saturday by adding two hits in game one of the doubleheader. Phegley is currently hitting .397 on the season and is ranked second in the IL in that category. He has 20 hits over that 11-game span and now has a hit in 15 of his 17 games played this season.
Seven-Game Hit-Streak for Golson: Greg Golson also extended his hit-streak on Saturday. Golson had a hit in each game of the doubleheader and has now hit safely in seven-straight games. He now has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and is hitting .313 for the season.
Danks Drives One Deep: Jordan Danks homered on Saturday in game two of the doubleheader. Danks finished the game by going 3-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs. The home run was his second of the season.
Lucky #13: Hector Gimenez has gotten on base in 13 of his 14 games this season after singling in game two of the twin bill on Saturday. The Venezuelan native began the season by hitting safely in seven-straight games. He reached base in eight-straight games after drawing a walk on 4/17. After not reaching base on 4/20, Gimenez has since put together a five-game hit-streak.
Septimo Sharp Again: Leyson Septimo earned the win for the Knights in game two on Saturday. The Knights left-hander has not allowed a run in his six appearances this season (10.2 innings). The Dominican native threw two scoreless innings on Saturday to earn his second win of the season. Septimo, who has been pitching since 2008, has never won more than two games with a team in a season. He won two games with Mobile (AA) and two games with Birmingham (AA) last season.
Saturday Knight Fever: With the split of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Knights improved to 4-2 on Saturdays this season. The four wins are the most wins on a day of the week this season.